Turquoise is the Color for 2010

Studio 5 Trend Tracker Mindy Dunyon enlightens us on ways to incorporate turquoise into your wardrobe and home décor.

Turquoise is officially the “It” color for 2010.

Every year, Pantone announces the Color of the year, which then provides inspiration to hundreds of clothing and décor companies.

The color for 2009 was Mimosa, and while a lot of yellow and orange hues hit the runways and store shelves, its a shade that doesn’t work for everyone.

But most designers agree, turquoise is universally appealing…and flattering on almost anyone.
Pantone says the blue green hue inspires thoughts of soothing tropical waters and restores our sense of wellbeing.

Turquoise has already taken over the runway…and the red carpet in Hollywood.

But if you’re not ready to go all out in turquoise, you can add a splash of the color into your wardrobe with shoes, jewelry and other accessories.

Even brides are ditching the traditional “white” to incorporate the vibrant color into their weddings.

And when it comes to home décor, turquoise is everywhere.

Decorators say turquoise is a surprisingly versatile color.

It adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, and is especially trend setting with yellow and black.

Turquoise is even making its mark in the world of technology from ipods and other electronics, to backdrops to website design.


1. Turquoise blouse from Koo.De.Ker in SLC; $19.99

2. Purse from Koo.De.Ker in SLC; $48

3. Turquoise pettiskirt from Sassy Babies at Gardner Village; $82

4. Polka-dot luggage from Sassy Babies at Gardner Village; $69.99

5. Metal stool from Down to Earth at Gardner Village; $79

6. Pillow from Down to Earth at Gardner Village; $98

7. Mirror from Down to Earth at Gardner Village; 19.99

8. Centerpiece from Down to Earth at Gardner Village; $60

9. Rugs from Down to Earth at Gardner Village; prices vary depending on size

10. Workout Clothing from TJ Maxx; $30

11. Men’s tie from TJ Maxx; $7.99


1037 E. 900 S.

Salt Lake City


Sassy Babies

144 W. 500 S.



Down to Earth

1100 W. 7800 South

West Jordan


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